ACPM Presents...
Updates in Dermatology: Practical Pearls
This unique online event will feature engaging presentations with a special interest on one of the critical conditions of the podiatric profession – dermatology.

Most importantly, the pearls gained will be keys you can take to your practice and patient base immediately.

This event will feature many of our profession's most noted researchers and key opinion leaders on dermatology of the foot and ankle.
ACPM Journal Literature
Reviews Now Posted
April 2022
Topics Reviewed: Podiatric Surgery, Dermatology, Pathology
Sonication of retrieved implants improves sensitivity in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection, Bellova, et. al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 20, 623 (2019)

doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-3006-1

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Steven Cooperman, DPM
Highlands/Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency Program

Eccrine Porocarcinoma of the Foot: A Case Report, Ramirez et al. J Clin Images. Volume 3 Issue 1; 1050, Jun 12, 2020
doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.01.007

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Anushka Ramnani, MS-III
Western University of Health Sciences – College of Podiatric Medicine

Subungual Amelanotic Melanoma Masquerading as Onychomycosis, Riahi, et. al. Cureus 10(3): e2307, 2018
Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Michael Casteel, DPM, FACPM, FAPWHc

Save the Date: Friday, July 29
Annual ACPM Meeting of Members
During APMA National Conference | Orlando, FL
Tentatively 7pm EST
Upcoming Expert Lecture Series
Coding & Proper Documentation

Tuesday, May 17th at 8pm EST with
Michael Warshaw, DPM, FACPM, CSFAC, CPC, CPODCS, COCS, CMSCS

Presentation Learning Objectives
  • Understand the importance of medical necessity and documentation for appropriate coding and billing
  • Understand the misnomers in billing, coding and reimbursement

  • Understand the documentation requirements for “at-risk,” routine foot care and for mycotic nails in the, otherwise, healthy individual

  • Understand what “surgery” means in billing and coding

Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, FACPM, CSFAC, CPC, CPODCS, COCS, CMSCS is a practicing podiatrist and a Certified Professional Coder with over 25 years of successful coding, management, and training experience for podiatric practices.
 
His local and national views come from active participation as a practicing podiatrist, having the distinction of being a Certified Professional Coder, and years of serving as a national lecturer concerning coding issues.
 
Dr. Warshaw’s experience is unique and comprehensive. He has had the additional advantage of participating in all facets of the Medicare Appeals Process, including Redeterminations, Reconsiderations, and Administrative Law Judge Hearings, as well as the appeals processes of most commercial insurance companies and state Medicaid programs. Dr. Warshaw has also served as an expert witness in the actual court system, at both the federal and state levels.
 
Dr. Warshaw is also the author of THE Podiatry Coding Manual, a comprehensive coding manual specific for podiatry that is updated on an annual basis.
 
This unique prospective provides Dr. Warshaw with the ability to provide solutions to insurance and coding problems from ‘real world’ experience.
Dr. Warshaw is committed to assist practices in learning to code appropriately, obtain the proper reimbursement, and to avoid the wrath of the carriers by coding and billing in an appropriate fashion.
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